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IUCN ROWA moves to new premises

IUCN ROWA has grown over recent years, currently consisting of more than 15 full time staff members. This growth only means moving to newer offices.

IUCN ROWA will relocate as of 1 April 2014 to:
Sweifiyeh – Hasan Baker Al Azazi St. #20

We warmly invite you to visit us at our new premises this spring!
View the MAP for our exact location.

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West Asia

Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA)

The IUCN West Asian region comprises of 13 countries including Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen and Iran in addition to the Gulf countries including Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates. West Asia is part of three eco-regions that incorporate a variety of ecosystems, including Mediterranean forests, deserts, plains, rangelands, savannas, oases, mountains, rivers, lakes, springs, mudflats, swamps, marshes, mangroves, seagrass beds and coral reefs, all of which provide a wide array of ecosystem services and ecological corridors for migratory species through the region.
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West Asia

West Asia

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Jordan National Report for UNCCD

Preparing for the 2016 Jordan National Report for UNCCD: Increasing Capacities

 IUCN ROWA was part of preparing the 5th stage of the Jordan National Report for UNCCD; therefore, the National Desertification Committee second meeting was held on the 4th September, 2014 in Sharm Al Sheikh. …  

29 Sep 2014 | Article

GIS workshop - Aqaba

Open Source GIS for Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment

 On the basis of IUCN’s belief in the importance of building capacities, IUCN ROWA helped increasing the capacities of its members and staff on Geographic Information System (GIS), funded by MAVA Foundation. …  

28 Sep 2014 | Article


Reviewing the Nagoya Protocol to Prepare A Jordan National Action Plan

By promoting the use of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, and by strengthening the opportunities for fair and equitable sharing of benefits from their use, the Protocol will create incentives to conserve biological diversity, sustainably use its components, and further enhance the contribution of biological diversity to sustainable development and human well-being.  …  

28 Sep 2014 | Article

5th National Report on Biodiversity

Fifith National Report on Biodiversity in Jordan

 IUCN has prepared the 5th Country report to the CBD. …  

24 Sep 2014 | Article

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